Amtrak Service Restoration

As of June 2022, there are some routes will be fully restored and new upgrades as follows according to Amtrak:

More detailed on the changes and upgrades:

Per Amtrak Schedule and Consist Planning

Service Plan changes, effective May 23, 2022 except where otherwise noted:

Long Distance

  • Empire Builder, California Zephyr, Southwest Chief, and Lake Shore Limited are restored to daily service as of May 23, 2022.
  • Current 5X weekly schedules on the Crescent and City of New Orleans are extended through September 11.
  • Silver Meteor suspension is extended through September 11, 2022.
  • Capitol Limited-Texas Eagle equipment run through is discontinued May 2.
  • Consists are adjusted on several routes, reflecting lower expected car availability and OBS workforce limitations.
  • On the Cardinal, excess Combination Sleeper Roomettes not occupied by OBS crew will be made available for revenue sale.

Northeast Corridor

  • Expanded weekday Acela service, adding 1 start at each of BOS, NYP, and WAS. This schedule is 27% increase in weekday Acela train miles relative to the current schedule.
  • NE Regional weekend (Thursday-Sunday) consist expansions, including opening the existing 6th coach on several trains and targeted additions of a 7th coach.
  • Sunday Train 123 (dp. NYP 9PM) is suspended. Sunday Train 139 is extended to Washington, departing NYP at 10PM. This change saves a New York turn and makes the last train of the evening a through train.
  • New Amtrak-branded Thruway bus service begins between Philadelphia and Reading, PA effective May 9. See attached schedule for details.

State Supported

  • Train 391 and 392 suspension is extended through September 11.
  • Lincoln-River Runner through service established. Existing Trains 303/313 and 314/304 will become Trains 318 and 319 operating Chicago-St. Louis-Kansas City, with minor schedule adjustments between St. Louis and Kansas City.
  • The following additional service changes also are on the radar for later in the Summer period. Subsequent updates will be issued as these plans are finalized.

Restoration Service:
  • Maple Leaf to Toronto (tentative June 27, 2022).
  • Additional Surfliner frequencies (June 2022).
  • Virginia: Second frequencies to Roanoke, Norfolk, and Newport News (July 2022).
  • Ethan Allen to Burlington (July 22, 2022).
  • Berkshire Flyer (July 8, 2022).
  • Adirondack (date TBD).
  • 2nd River Runner (date TBD).

Source: Thanks to Empire State Passengers Association for this information.

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